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battology

[buh-tol-uh-jee] /bəˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Greek battología (bátt(os) stammerer + -o- -o- + -logia -logy)
Related forms
battologist, noun
battological
[bat-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌbæt lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Word Origin and History for battology
n.

"needless repetition in speaking or writing," c.1600, from Greek battologia "a speaking stammeringly," from battos "stammerer," of imitative origin, + -logia (see -logy).

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